Archive for the ‘Parties’ Category


Free tickets to #MWC12 courtesy of @PoyntEurope v/ @MWCFringe

February 8, 2012

Hot on the heels of the post we did earlier today on the newly launched Heroes of the Mobile Fringe. Living on the mobile edge? No that’s where the partying is. More on that here: @technokitten and her lovely community have a competition to win free tickets to MWC12 itself. BUT get a move on as the five lucky winners will be drawn at 6pm GMT this Friday (10th Feb). The full details of the competition are here.

But again remember even if you don’t win and you aren’t in Barcelona, “Heroes of the Mobile Fringe” are also posting all the #NOTATMWC action too!

I guess I’ll need to sort out a #mobilebeers at #RSAC in San Francisco for all us security lovers who can’t be in Barcelona either. I’ll try not to do too much crying into my beer.


#MWC12 update: No more holding out for a hero – The newly launched Mobile Fringe Festival (@mwcfringe) has them aplenty

February 8, 2012

By Rose Ross, AKA Rose_at_O


Helen Keegan aka @Technokitten – founder of #swedishbeers and mobile marketing guruess [Sp.?] [pictured] has just launched a new festival being held in Barcelona from Sunday 26 February to 2 March 2012 alongside the fabulous Mobile World Congress.

It is called Mobile Fringe Festival and you can find out all about the festival here, its sponsors and community partners, how to get involved, the events that are forming part of the festival, our media and community partners and plenty more to keep you busy at Mobile World Congress and the fringe festival. They will also be doing shout-outs for speakers and letting you know how to book for different events and happenings. So make you sure you have it marked as a favourite and follow the fun at @mwcfringe and on its Facebook page


So when you are packing your suitcase for MWC don’t forget to pack your cape. There’ll be plenty of virtual telephone boxes around for you to transform yourself in.

Here is a small taster of what’s planned;

And there are plenty of ways to get involved – it’s free to add your event, we still need volunteers and we need spaces to host pop-up events too. Don’t be shy. Join in!

But if you are not at MWC, you can still join in the party, not need to be challenged in the fiesta department. There are some #NOTATMWC activities planned in London. More info on that via the Mobile Heroes site here.


MWC always rocks! There are now over 32 ways to win at the Global Mobile Awards 2012

September 7, 2011

By Rose Ross, @Rose_at_O

Mark your diaries now! The Awards night will be at the Mobile World Congress on Tuesday, 28 February 2012. And the Global Mobile Awards 2012 are now accepting entries!

The GMA’s offer organisations across the global mobile eco-system the opportunity to showcase the latest and best mobile products, applications, services and initiatives to the world.

The categories include the Global Mobile App Awards, Best Mobile Business & Enterprise, Mobile Innovation and more.

New categories this year include Best Smartphone, Best Featurephone, Best Mobile Marketing & Advertising and Best Mobile Tablet. View the entire category list and submit your awards entry by Wednesday, 30th November.

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#MWC11 with all these parties – there have to be some drinking games!

February 10, 2011

By Rose Ross, @Rose_at_O

…. so here is one – courtesy of sister blog: editor, Mr Steve Gold (@swgold). Cheers, Steve.

And good luck with this MWC campers, as it looks like this one can get a little complicated….. Any more suggestions for drinking and party games (remember there may be children watching!) please add as comments to the blog and of course don’t forget our earlier post of parties at the show care of TelecomTV’s Leila Makki here.

Drinking Games in Spain: Los Chunguitos

Los Chunguitos are a 1970s rumba band from Madrid, who have the honour of being the inspiration for a popular Spanish drinking game of the same name.

To play, take a group of jovial drinkers sitting in a circle or around a table. In the first round, each person must clap, flamenco style, and call out, “I am Chungitos number one”, with the next person saying, “I am Chungitos number two”, until each has their own number. In the second round, each person calls out their own number, then the number of someone else, all the while clapping flamenco style. The new number must then call out their own number, then another new number, and so forth. Sounds easy, right?

Well to complicate things, the person directly to the right of the current player must also “play” the drums (mime and make drum sounds), while the person directly to the left must play the guitar. Whoever makes a mistake or is too slow has to drink, and the game starts again. Keep adding more ‘instruments’ to spice things up!

There are variations of this game all over Europe and Asia.


Unwired View creates great MWC guide

January 24, 2011

Includes one event we forgot – Swedish Beers
by Hans Cett

There’s a great guide from Unwired View for all those planning to attend MWC 2011. It outlines all the important event, launches and parties which the authors have found to date. You can find it here. In charge of compiling this mini database is London-based video journalist, mobile enthusiast and gadget girl – Leila Makki. You can find her own web site here. Read the rest of this entry ?